Two books, “What It Took to Win,” by Michael Kazin, and “Left Behind,” by Lily Geismer, trace the history of the Democratic Party from its origins down to the present.
The nation has festering problems. Trumpism did not go to the true roots of them.
A theory of political time explains how he has become a prisoner of great expectations.
The worst presidents are waiting — we see you, Mr. Trump.
A few heads of state have refused to celebrate their successors. “It’s usually a sign that American society is in the midst of major political feud,” the presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said.
What if the people who appeared on our $5, $10 and $100 bills weren’t just (mostly) dead former presidents?
Some deserve to be toppled. But monuments to those who sought to make the union more perfect should stand.